Caste System

By John Joyce

Brahmins

The highest up and most powerful in the system. They consisted of priests, teachers, and judges. They were the leader of society. They believed that if they came in contact with people below them that their soul would be contaminated

Khsatriyas

The warriors of society. They made most of the decisions for everyday life and ran the government. They could be overruled by Brahmins.

Vaishyas

The skilled farmers and merchants. They sometimes were leaders in villages.

Sudras

The servants. Did all the work in villages and cities. would work for people from higher castes.

Untouchables

Outcasts who were considered unhuman. They were treated very badly and had to do all worst jobs for no pay. They were not allowed in any pubic places and often slept during the day and worked at night.